In August 2018, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) published a best practices guide for designing daylight harvesting lighting control systems. Titled Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings Guide, it focuses on compliance with California’s Title 24 energy code, though it has broad application.
Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Jonathan Cartrette, Systems Architect, Wattstopper/Legrand for an article that will be published in 2019 for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR. The topic? Lighting and cybersecurity.
This month, we will explore an innovative installation of LED lighting and controls at Love Sculpture at Sakura Lake Sports Park, Weihai, China.
Lutron Electronics recently reimagined its Residential Experience and Training Center in the Decoration and Design Building in New York City. Nearly three times the size of Lutron’s former New York City space, the new Center is intended to offer a design destination for the tri-state area specification community and their clients.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2018 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to McWong International’s IoT-ready and Bluetooth-enabled programmable LED drivers.
Legrand’s DALI digital sensors (FDP-300 Series) were the first products developed as part of Legrand’s partnership within Philips Lighting SR (System Ready) Certified Program. These sensors can be programmed locally using the Legrand Sensor Configuration app or remotely using 3rd party controllers with DALI 103 and 303 functionalities. These sensors enable connected intelligent lighting (when paired with a 3rd party controller) for many outdoor applications and ensure substantial savings in energy and maintenance costs.
In September, California passed SB-327, a cybersecurity law that will affect manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices.
The DesignLights Consortium recently updated its technical requirements for networked lighting control systems to qualify for listing in the organization’s Qualified Products List for Networked Lighting Control Systems, which is used by a growing number of utilities to quality products for rebates promoting this technology.
This article at Eaton’s THE SOURCE website provides an insightful look at how connected lighting can facilitate space optimization.
Leviton recently launched its newest smart home solution, the Decora Smart Mini Plug-In Outlet with Wi-Fi Technology (part number DW15P). With the ability to create schedules, control activity from anywhere, and activate commands with voice control, the Mini Plug-In can make any small appliance, lamp or electronic plugged into it a smart device – simply plug the Decora Smart Mini Plug-in into an existing wall outlet.